Homebrew supplies & chemicals
Chemicals, accessoiries and equipment for home brewing and self-sufficiency in Scotland
We sell all the accessoiries, equipment and supplies needed for self-sufficiency and home brewing like: demi-johns, 20L and 5L buckets, corks, bungs, airlocks, etc. We also sell the chemicals used in home brewing including: wine yeast, yeast nutrient, pectolase, citric acid, tartaric acid, etc.
We have stocked the following homebrew equipment and brewing accessoiries:
- Demijohns (plastic or glass)
- 20L and 5L buckets
- Wine labels
- Crown caps
- Bottle brushes
At the Stirling Health Food store, we sell the following homebrew chemicals:
- Wine yeast and Yeast nutrient
Yeast is used in winemaking, where it converts the sugars into ethanol. Most added wine yeasts are strains of S. cerevisiae.
In enzymology, a pectin lyase also known as pectolyase is a naturally occurring pectinase a type of enzyme that degrades pectin. It is produced commercially for the food industry from fungi and used to destroy residual fruit starch, known as pectin, in wine and cider.
- Citric acid
Citric acid is a weak organic acid. It is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks.
- Tartaric acid
Tartaric acid is a white crystalline diprotic organic acid. It occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes, bananas, and tamarinds, and is one of the main acids found in wine. It is added to other foods to give a sour taste, and is used as an antioxidant.
- Campden tablets
Campden tablets (potassium or sodium metabisulfite) are a sulfur-based product that is used primarily in wine, cider and beer making to kill certain bacteria and to inhibit the growth of most wild yeast: this product is also used to eliminate both free chlorine, and the more stable form, chloramine, from water solutions
- Cream of Tartar
Potassium bitartrate, also known as potassium hydrogen tartrate or cream of tartar. It is a byproduct of winemaking. Cream of tartar crystallises in wine casks during the fermentation of grape juice, and can precipitate out of wine in bottle.
- Precipitated Chalk
Calcium carbonate or Precipitated Chalk is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is usually the principal cause of hard water. Calcium carbonate is commonly used medicinally as a calcium supplement or as an antacid, but excessive consumption can be hazardous.
- Stabilising Powder (Potassium Sorbate)
Potassium sorbate or stabilising powder is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Its primary use is as a food preservative (E number 202). Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal care products.
If the product or the brand of homebrew equipment or accessoiries you're looking for is not listed on our website, don't hesitate to give us a call on 01786 464903, because we might be able to order it for you.